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Title: Serum laminin in malaria
Authors: C. Wenisch
W. Graninger
B. Parschalk
C. Viravan
S. Looareesuwan
W. Wernsdorfer
Allgemeines KrankenHaus Wien
Mahidol University
Institute for Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1994
Citation: Journal of Clinical Pathology. Vol.47, No.9 (1994), 787-789
Abstract: Aim-To determine serum laminin concentrations in patients with uncomplicated Plasmodiumfalciparum malaria. Methods-An enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to determine serum laminin concentrations in 54 patients with acute uncomplicated Pfalciparum malaria during and after treatment, and in 17 control subjects in Bangkok, Thailand. Results-Raised concentrations of soluble laminin were observed in patients (mean (SD) concentration 628 (225) nglml), compared with normal controls (490 (116) nglml), during the acute phase of the disease. During treatment, serum lamiiin concentrations decreased and returned to normal within three days. Serum laminin concentrations were correlated with parasite counts before treatment, and with the serum concentration of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule- i (ICAM-1), soluble E-selectin, and soluble tumour necrosis factor receptor at 55 kilodaltons. Conclusions-These findings are compatible with an increased production or release of laminin in P falciparum malaria, which could indicate a role for the subendothelial basement membrane in the pathogenesis of the disease.
ISSN: 00219746
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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